My name is Ghoroub (34), I work in the potato harvest. I earn $4 per work day. I am from Hama and was living in a village called Tal Al Tout. In the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, there were people from our village that participated in peaceful demonstrations but once after a demonstration, the regime army entered into the area and broke into homes looking for youth. They stole our money, but luckily they did not arrest anyone from our family. We were scared and fled to the city where we stayed at my uncle’s house for two days and then fled with my brothers to Lebanon.
When we asked Ghoroub about her top three needs, she listed heater, carpet for the ground of her tent and mattresses, for herself and her two sisters. For other needs, she listed a diesel fuel oven/heater and oil and blankets. She said “I would like to have a sewing machine because i have experience on it.”